Lough Derg

THREE Day Pilgrimage from June 12th – 14th. Price €80 (including Bus) All names and monies to be give to Fr. Jimmy as soon as possible.


We welcome to our Parish Community, through the waters of Baptism, Natalie Kay Byrne Tullyraine. May Natalie grow in faith.


WE are organising a tridum in honour of St. Joseph as part of the year of faith. The tridium is for 3 days, Monday April 29th, Tuesday 30th and Wednesday May 1st (St Joseph the worker Feast day) with masses at 10 am and 7.30 in St Joseph’s Church Carrickmacross. Petitions and candles for intentions will be available at the masses. Guest speakers will be at all masses. All Welcome.

Killanny GAA

“Hunt for the Hunk 2013” in aid of GFC Development fund on Friday 27th of April at 8pm in the Community Centre at 8pm. Adm €10. Please support.

Lotto Numbers Jackpot €9000. Numbers drawn 1 11 22 24 No winner, Weekly prize winners John Butler Jnr , John Finnegan, Sean Shevlin, Aisling and Laura Grimes, Molly Lennon and Thomas McGahon.

Killanny GFC are participating in a World Record attempt to hold the greatest number of competitors at any one time in a 3 legged race. The event will take place at the Killanny GAA pitch at 11.30 on Saturday 4th May. Anyone who is interested in participating can contact Michael Crawley on 086 8102014.

The Carrickmacross Unit of the Irish Red Cross are holding an information evening on the 22nd April in the Shirley Arms Hotel at 8pm. Everyone welcome from surrounding communities from 17 years of age upwards. No experience is necessary, we will provide the training and support that you require from Practical First Aid to caring for the sick and elderly.


KILLANNY’S Ultan Drama Circle presents Mary Halpin’s Semi Private on Thursday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of May in the new function room in The Riverbank in Killanny Carrickmacross. The show starts nightly at 8 o’clock and admission €10.00 is payable at the door. This is a comedy although it contains adult themes.

Tea Day

DEERY’S hosting Alzheimer’s Tea Day on 9th May from 10.30am to 2pm in Deery’s Function Room, Main Street, Carrickmacross. Fundraiser for Threemilehouse Day Care Centre, to maintain service three days a week. Family Afternoon At 3pm next Sunday, 28th April, Carrickmacross Workhouse is holding a Family Afternoon to commemorate the 38 orphan girls sent to Australia in 1849. Australian Ambassador will attend, with local Artists and Crafts, including Carrickmacross Lace, displaying their work and giving demonstrations. 1-hour film of a Carrick Fair Day in 1999 will be shown, featuring lots of local faces! Refreshments will be served, and children are especially welcome.

Killanny Community Games

SWIMMING: Congratulations in the County finals. Shauna Mc Gahan, Molly Smith, Claragh Mc Gahan, Ronan Grimes, Cillian Mc Gahan, Tomas Gartlan, Alanna Mc Gahan, Maddie Smith. The very best of luck to Shauna, Molly, Claragh, Cillian and Alanna in the National Festival Weekend in Athlone this May.

ART: Congratulations also to all our artists. Orla Finnegan, Rebecca Lucas, Lauren Francis, Holly Francis, Darragh Finnegan. Best of luck to Orla and Lauren at national festival weekend in May.

Congratulations to Cian Burns on winning a silver medal in the hand writing competition.

TABLE TENNIS Best wishes to our table tennis team who take part in the Ulster Finals this weekend.

U10 Mixed Gaelic: Killanny played their first game last Monday week in Inniskeen although our team tried very hard Inniskeen were the stronger team on the night. We also played Donaghmoyne on Saturday last,our team played a great game but with Dongahmoyne eventually winning out.

U12 Girls football: We played Donaghmoyne on Monday night our girls played a great game which lead to a victorious win.

Boys U 16 Pitch n Putt: Congratulations to the following team who came third in the Monaghan competition great achievement for their first time entering; Conor Finnegan, Oisin Gartlan, Aaron Morris, Tiernan O Brien & Ciaran O Reilly and thank you to their manager Aine Finnegan for all her help with this competition.

Senior Citizens

PARTY on Sunday 26th of May. We will start Mass at 3pm, after which a full meal will be served. The meal will be followed by bingo and music. A church gate collection will be held on Sat 11th and Sun 12th of May. Next meeting Tuesday 23rd of April at 8pm.


THANK you to Killanny ICA for the donation of €150.00 towards use of the Parish Hall.

Great Stonetown Charity Run and Walk

The Great Stonetown Charity Run and Walk organising committee are organising a 5k and 10k charity run and walk for Sunday the 19th of May in Stonetown. All proceeds will go to The Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, The Neonatal Unit in the Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda and The Palliative Care Units in Carrickmacross and Ardee.

Any sponsorship greatly appreciated. Please contact John Kirk on 0830075571 for more information.